Andre Yew

Lives in United States SoCal, CA, United States
Joined on Sep 4, 2000

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  • Thanks for the pointer to that! I really appreciate his generous, equanimous views on all different kinds of lenses, trying to point out the positive in them instead of focusing just on the things ...
  • Search on Google for "horshack dottune" and it will lead you to a thread here that tells you about what you're probably referring to: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50774257 I've used it and ...
  • The second link with Akul60's translation is from 2016 when the 105E was released. He does a good job with the translation of the dc.watch interview.
  • Nikon used to have an official translation of Sato’s design philosophy on the old Nikkor.com site and there've been several discussions of it here years ago. Here’s one example of Mike referencing ...
  • A couple years ago when the Tamron 85 came out, I evaluated the 85/1.8G (rented from LR), 85/1.8D (my own copy), and the Tamron (also rented from LR). I also evaluated them against my copy of an ...
  • There are pretty good recs so far, but it's also important to try the lens out himself, so if he's in the US, renting from LensRentals is the best way to find out if the lens is right for him. LR ...
  • FWIW, I've had good luck with refurbed stuff from the Nikon USA store (knocks on wood): a low shutter count D810 (<200, IIRC), a 58/1.4G, and most recently a 28/1.4E with this recent sale. The 28 ...
  • Technical issues and artistic merit are not mutually exclusive. There's no need to belittle another person's experience if you can't help them with their problems.
  • This lens is known to have a high variance of performance. Several friends who have looked at 3-4 copies have managed to find one that's very good: far above the common reputation for this lens. ...
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    I remember that article, and it had interesting results, but I think he managed to show that the lenses, even the older 85 Planar, are close enough for portraiture that many other things will ...
  • A light, affordable, high quality 50mm is going to be a tough spec to fill. The Milvus 1.4/50, Otus 55, and Sigma 50 Art are all within 100 g of each other. There's the Leica 50/2 AA which is ...
  • I hear you, but FWIW Otus prices on the used market have cratered recently. I got my 55 Otus used a couple of years ago, and used prices for it have since dropped another $500. I just saw a ...
  • I assume you're asking about the DX version. It depends on what you're using it for: it's probably not the best landscape lens, but it's a good low-light event/PJ kind of lens with its f/1.8 ...
  • There's always the 55 Otus, and while I haven't used the 1.4/50 Milvus, is it not considered as good? I know there are people here who like it quite a bit.
  • Glad you fixed the problem! FWIW, I find canned profiles from the paper manufacturers to be unsatisfactory: there's often too much contrast for what my printer (a Canon Pro-10) is doing. The ...
  • Klaus, thanks for sharing your photos. I think some of them (the photo of the girl at the beach) show some of the qualities of the Milvus 35/1.4 that I really appreciate. And yes, its rendering is ...
  • Thanks for the pointer to the Lenstip review. Their comments on the AF ramp test gives me pause: the 50D sample is obviously backfocused, while the 5D3 sample is frontfocused. It makes me wonder ...
  • You guys are making it hard to resist the 1.4/25 Milvus, especially with the sale going on right now! As Mike knows, I have the 1.4/35 Milvus, and really like it. My initial tests with it were with ...
  • Event photography, photojournalism, theater photography, and many other things all use fast wideangles. The G-series 1.8 primes are small, fast, and light. Most are really underappreciated here.
  • I've tried the Elmer's brand (the glue people) foamboard that has a sticky surface already on it with something like Red River's Palo Duro Soft Gloss Rag cut to a 12x18 size, and it's been sitting ...
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